Never Again UF hosts town hall on gun violence

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Where do the millions of dollars they spend to elect candidates who will do their bidding come from? Panelists included current students, educators and law enforcement.

It's in response to shooting survivor David Hogg sending out a tweet last month asking people to plan town halls.

Adrena Forest is a senior at Atlantic Coast High School and helped organize the event as a way to keep the conversation going.

"I think that it is increasing the problem with mass shootings and school shootings in general.", Elizabeth Ivey Wilson said. "I remember sitting in class".

We, as Americans, are very frustrated with being told what to do and not do and having to pay exorbitant taxes, especially in California, supporting things we don't believe in. I don't pack a gun because I'm evil but because I have lived long enough to experience evil in the world.

She, and mother-of-two Jessica Morgan, have always been concerned with rising gun violence.

Although they don't see another rally in the near future, Heather said the students are now looking to organizations for support.

Griffin Ball, Scott Hill and Will Fuss, McCallie students and members of the Young Libertarians Club, said they felt the event was more of a campaign event than a town hall about the issue.

Here in New York State we are fortunate to have some of the best gun control legislation in the country. This initiative will address gun safety and the other factors that lead to gun violence.

Gray said those ideas are now being discussed by the Monongalia County Board of Education. That would mean authorities forcibly confiscating roughly half of all firearms in the U.S. Aside from the obvious legal and Constitutional hurdles to doing this, this undertaking would be completely impractical.

"We need to have an armed guard at every school", said Mitchell White, 4Congressional District of California candidate.

The students expressed what they'd like to see in schools. "So things have changed a lot in 20 years".

In an effort to continue the national debate surrounding gun control, the University of Wisconsin Political Science Student Association hosted a panel Sunday evening to discuss the issue with students from a variety of political affiliations. He said he started getting interested in politics around the 2008 Presidential election, when he was six years old.

Gun control sounds good except that people have died from guns in the hands of individuals who have become insane. "We need to return the Democratic process to the people of this country, and this is how we will do it". There were about 400. "This is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians who are accepting money from the [National Rifle Association] and using us as collateral".

Brazaitis said she hopes these events are only the beginning of change, not only in West Virginia but nationwide. It is also a common goal to encourage students to speak their minds freely, defend their beliefs as they see fit and support all others regardless of opinion.

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